a Charming Cottage 4 stars with Spa & view on the Loire, nearby Azay le Rideau
Why Mme Trova chose La Chapelle-aux-Naux
You will be surprised by this 4* (4 stars) holiday cottage, an old small fisherman's house on 3 levels (about 100m²), with lots of charm, and a fantastic view over the banks of France’s longest river, La Loire. You will also enjoy , in our authentic house made of Tuffeau stones, a beautiful SPA with both sauna and Jacuzzi (on booking).
What makes this House unique
Cottage 4* (4 stars official ranking) Beautiful view on the Loire Nearby plenty of Loire castles like azay le Rideau, Villandry and Langeais situated on the cycling road, la Loire à vélo.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Simple, rustic charm
Lovely, compact home where two of stayed for the week. We used the main house but there is a separate bedroom. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and the house fully met with our expectations. The kitchen had all the utensils we needed and we enjoyed our meals outside watching the cyclists meandering along Loire de velo path. Views from the front of the house were scenic and although the house is situated on a minor road it is not at all noisy. The bedroom was very comfortable and cool at night even in the August heat. The toilet situation ( loo with curtain) tickled us but we are British and it's best if you know your partner well. The shower was descibed by my partner as " the best in Europe."There are low beams and the spiral staircase is steep and a little wobbly but these make the house charcaterful. The owner, Selma is very busy running multiple properties in the village but she was always at hand when needed. We were lucky enough to borrow an excellent bike for the day. Within 30 minutes of the property ( by car) you will find restaurants and plenty of fascinating places to visit. It's a great house!
Quaint and quirky house with great spa!
We were Two couples who thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay. Great spot from which to see the western most castles, bakery within walking distance, clean and well appointed. Main cottage has kitchen on ground floor, living in middle and bedroom w open shower/ toilet in top floor under the eaves. Small and narrow stairs in each direction. Would not be good for elderly or weak persons. Second bedroom in separate building next to kitchen back door. Good privacy for two couples. Nice patio under cherry tree for evening drinks and dinner. Two of us used the spa which is next door and is absolutely fantastic! Brand new, clean and a delight. Jacuzzi, shower and good hot sauna with a lovely room in which to cool down afterwards. We had an hour of luxuriating and also so well that night! Thanks to the family for a good stay!
It was a pleasure to welcome you, your husband and your friends! Happy to read you enjoyed our cottage ! Hope you enjoyed your stay in the south of France. Best wishes . Selma
Loire Valley Bliss
My family and I have travelled to this part of the Loire Valley many times before and know the area well. The cottage was the best accommodation we have stayed in all the times we have visited. Selma was extremely helpful and her attention to detail was amazing. We loved sitting outside on the patio or down by the river to watch the sun set. It truly was a relaxing holiday and we will definitely be back.
Splendid, Leisurely stay in the Loire Valley
Sweet Selma meet us at her lovely Gîte, and gave us a wonderful orientation to the cottage and the area, with great advice on what to do and see, and taste. The old fisherman cottage was great. Our stay was very relaxing and we enjoyed having wine strolling by the beautiful river, enjoyed fires in the fireplace while watching old Catherine Deneuve movies (provided and en francais bien sur!). But the night in Selma’s spa was unforgetable - she met us with herbal tea and snacks, and plush robes for the experience. We loved the sauna, very large shower and the hot tub, and again some good wine... of course!
It has been a real pleasure to welcome you and your sweet wife in le gite des Bateliers. I'm very glade you appreciated it and you enjoyed your stay ! Hope to see you another time. Best wishes . Selma
Exceptional stay at the beautiful cottage!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon stay at Selma's cottage. The entire stay Selma was an outstanding, personal, personable concierge. Selma made reservations for us (which helped because neither of us speak French!) and helped us rent Vespa scooters, the highlight of our trip! Not only was the cottage impeccably clean and tastefully decorated, it was more than enough space for two. I would recommend this cottage stay to anyone! It was truly exquisite. We do not have enough good things to say about the service, spa, sights, and French cuisine!
Thank you for a truly romantic and adventurous getaway, Selma. We hope to see you again one day!
Très joli gîte en face de la Loire
Très joli gîte en face de la Loire, nous avons passé un moment agréable.
On the highway A85, take the exit n°7 ' Langeais/Cinq Mars la Pile'. Then direction Langeais / Azay-le-Rideau. Cross the bridge of Langeais direction Azay le rideau/La chapelle aux naux.
After the bridge, take the first road to the left up to the village of the Chapelle aux Naux (2km).
le gîte des Bateliers is on la Levée de la Loire, just after the main street of the village, in front of the wild Loire. Welcome!
Castles nearby: Langeais (2 min), Azay-le-Rideau (10 min), Rigny-Ussé (10 min), Villandry (10 min), Fortress of Chinon (20 min), castle and gardens of la Chatonnière (5 min), the castle of Saché residence of Balzac (10 min)
Other close castles: Chenonceau, Amboise, Clos Lucé, Tours…
Ideally situated to discover Loire wines : AOC CHINON(PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN CHINON), St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis sur Loire, Azay-le-Rideau, Saumur, Amboise.
On the 'Loire à Vélo' road, numerous strolls in edges of the Loire or in vines, site of Birds observation.